Drama - Development 2020

    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Director(s)
    • Ariel ROTTER
    • Writer(s)
    • Ariel ROTTER
    • Producer(s)
    • Juan Pablo MILLER (TAREA FINA SRL)
    • Synopsis
    • For over six years, Javier and Lorena (42) have been trying to get pregnant. Determined to keep at it despite so many frustrations, they are in the process of moving into a house where, they hope, a brighter future awaits them.

      While a restructuring going on at work has everyone on edge, Javier is approached by Camila (37), a coworker with whom he had a fleeting encounter. She tells him she is pregnant with his baby.

      Javier is thus trapped in a situation that puts to the test his values and sense of responsibility. Just a few days after he learns the news, his relationship—indeed, his entire existence—is faltering. Javier feels he must tell Lorena what is going on. The resulting damage is structural.

      Javier seeks refuge in his father’s house, and the forced cohabitation gradually reveals the fragility of their tie. The past begins to creep in through the cracks in the iron silence surrounding the figure of Javier’s mother, who died when he was still a young man.

      Camila’s initial determination to have the child on her own without involving Javier in anyway wavers, and she begins to demand Javier’s attention. He is trapped between his attempt to rebuild his relationship with Lorena and his sense of responsibility for Camila.

      Clearheaded and implacable, Lorena interrogates Javier’s moral conduct. She wonders if the sentimental tie between Javier and Camila is, in fact, nil, as Javier insists. She devises a way to meet the young woman. Their encounter leads Camila to make a decision none of them—not Javier, not Lorena, and not even Camila—had expected.

      Javier, hardly able to keep himself together as his life is crumbling, is called to an interview to defend his job. That so-dreaded interview barely touches on work at all, though, leading instead into a terrain Javier has resisted exploring: his relationship to his mother.